Updated to 19 February 2021 (Act No. 32 of 2020 and S.I. No. 75 of 2021)

Firearms Act 1925
No. 17 of 1925

Contents

Commencement

SectionCommencement DateCommencement Information
Whole Act 1 August 1925 Commenced on enactment

Amendments and other effects

How AffectedAffecting Provision
Am. 1/1964, s.2 (2)
Declaration or consideration of conviction under 16/2012, ss. 1(2), 12(col. cit.)
  31/2011, ss. 2, 3, 4 (col. cit.)
  S.I. No. 318 of 2009, regs. 1(2), 4(col. cit.)
Ext. 1/1964, ss. 2 (1), 5
Onus of proof in prosecutions. 1/1964, s.24
Person convicted under disqualified from holding licence S.I. No. 318 of 2009, regs. 1(2), 3 (col. cit.)
Restricted ammunition prescribed for the purposes of S.I. No. 21 of 2008, arts. 2, 5
Restricted firearms prescribed for the purposes of S.I. No. 21 of 2008, arts. 2, 4
Revocation of taxi licence for offence under 25/2003, s.36 (1) (i)
Saving for 39/1976, ss. 1 (2), 29 (12)
Transfer of certain functions S.I. No. 418 of 2011, arts. 1(2), 3 & sch. 1
S. 1 amended S.I. No. 420 of 2019, regs. 1(3), 10(a)
  1/1964, s.14
  13/1971, s.2
S. 1(1) amended 28/2009, ss. 1(3), 25(a)
  28/2009, ss. 1(3), 25(b)
  12/1990, ss. 1(2), (3), 4(2)(a)
S. 1(1) substituted 26/2006, ss. 1(2), 26
S. 2 amended 1/1964, s.15 (b)
  13/1971, s.3
  20/2000, ss. 2 (15), 8 (3)
S. 2(2A) substituted 26/2006, ss. 1(2), s. 27(a)
S. 2(2B) deleted 26/2006, ss. 1(2), s. 27(b)
S. 2(3)(g) amended 1/1964, s.15 (a)
S. 2 (4) amended 20/1968, s.8
S. 2(4)(c) amended 26/2006, ss. 1(2), s. 27(c)(i)
S. 2(4)(d) substituted 26/2006, ss. 1(2), s. 27(c)(ii)
S. 2(4)(g) substituted 28/2009, ss. 1(3), 26(a)
S. 2(4)(j) substituted 26/2006, ss. 1(2), s. 27(c)(iii)
S. 2(4)(k) inserted 26/2006, ss. 1(2), s. 27(c)(iii).
S. 2(5)(a) amended 29/2007, ss. 1(2), 34(a)
  26/2006, ss. 1(2), s. 27(d)
S. 2(5)(c) amended 26/2006, ss. 1(2), s. 27(e)
S. 2(6) amended 28/2009, ss. 1(3), 26(b)
S. 2(6) inserted 26/2006, ss. 1(2), 26, s. 27(f)
S. 2(7) amended S.I. No. 420 of 2019, regs. 1(3), 10(b)
S. 2(7) inserted 29/2007, ss. 1(2), 34(b)
S. 2A inserted 26/2006, ss. 1(2), s. 28
S. 2A duty for certificate under prescribed 11/2007, s. 71
S. 2A(1) amended S.I. No. 420 of 2019, regs. 1(3), 10(c)
S. 2B inserted 26/2006, ss. 1(2), s. 29
S. 2C inserted 28/2009, ss. 1(3), 27
S. 2D inserted S.I. No. 420 of 2019, regs. 1(3), 10(d)
S. 2E inserted S.I. No. 420 of 2019, regs. 1(3), 10(d)
S. 2F inserted S.I. No. 420 of 2019, regs. 1(3), 10(d)
S. 3 substit. 26/2006, ss. 1(2), s. 30
S. 3 am. 1/1964, s.16 (b)
S. 3(1) (2) am. 39/1976, ss. 1 (2), 62
S. 3(2), rep. transit. provns. 20/2000, ss. 7 (1) (a) (2), 8 (3)
S. 3(3) substit. 28/2009, ss. 1(3), 28
S. 3 (3) am. 1/1964, ss. 10, 16 (a)
S. 3(3)(a) number of groups prescribed for purposes of S.I. No. 295 of 2009, regs. 1(2), 3
S. 3(3)(b) continuance of certificates assigned under S.I. No. 295 of 2009, regs. 1(2), 7, 8 and sch.
S. 3(3)(c) continuance of certificates assigned under S.I. No. 295 of 2009, regs. 1(2), 6
S. 3 (5) rep. 1/1964, s.28 (1)
S. 3A substit. 28/2009, ss. 1(3), 29
S. 3A s. ins. 26/2006, ss. 1(2), s. 31
Ss. 3B - 3D ss. ins. 28/2009, ss. 1(3), 30
S. 3B firearms certificate prescribed for the purposes of S.I. No. 311 of 2009, regs. 1(2), 3
S. 3E s. ins. 28/2009, ss. 1(3), 31
S. 4 substit. 26/2006, ss. 1(2), s. 32
S. 4, applic. rstrct. 32/1998, ss. 1, 4 (4) (5)
S. 4A fee/duty for authorisation under prescribed S.I. No. 312 of 2009, regs. 1(2), 3 and sch.
  11/2007, s. 70
S. 4A s. ins. 26/2006, ss. 1(2), s. 33
S. 4B s. ins. 26/2006, ss. 1(2), s. 34
S. 4B(2)(a) am. 28/2009, ss. 1(3), 32
S. 4C s. ins. 28/2009, ss. 1(3), 33
S. 5 substit. 26/2006, ss. 1(2), s. 35
S. 5A s. ins. 28/2009, ss. 1(3), 34
S. 6 am. 26/2006, ss. 1(2), s. 36(a)
S. 6, s. 1/1964, s.8
S. 6, applic. of. 39/1976, ss. 1 (2), 75 (2)
S. 6(a) am. 26/2006, ss. 1(2), s. 36(b)
S. 8, applic. rstrct. 32/1998, ss. 1, 4 (4) (5)
S. 8(1) am. 1/1964, s.17 (b)
S. 8(1)(a) am. 1/1964, s.17 (a)
S. 8(1)(d) substit. 26/2006, ss. 1(2), s. 37
S. 8(1)(e) substit. 26/2006, ss. 1(2), s. 37
S. 8(1)(f) substit. 26/2006, ss. 1(2), s. 37
S. 8(1)(g) del. 26/2006, ss. 1(2), s. 37
S. 9 fee for registration under prescribed S.I. No. 312 of 2009, regs. 1(2), 3 and sch.
S. 9 procedure for registration under prescribed S.I. No. 493 of 2010, regs. 1(3), 4
S. 9(3) am. 1/1964, s.18
S. 9(3), constr. of refs. am. S. I. No. 362 of 1993, art. 3 (1)
S. 9(4) substit. 26/2006, ss. 1(2), s. 38(a)
S. 9(8) fee for grant of ammunition-only firearms dealer prescribed S.I. No. 312 of 2009, reg. 3 and Schedule
S. 9(8) subsec. ins. 13/1971, s.6 (1)
S. 9(9) subsec. ins. 13/1971, s.6 (1)
S. 9(10) subsec. ins. 26/2006, ss. 1(2), s. 38(b)
S. 9(11) subsec. ins. 26/2006, ss. 1(2), s. 38(b)
S. 9(12) subsec. ins. 26/2006, ss. 1(2), s. 38(b)
S. 9(13) subsec. ins. 26/2006, ss. 1(2), s. 38(b)
S. 9A s. ins. 28/2009, ss. 1(3), 35
S. 10 am. 1/1964, ss. 13 (1), 19 (b)
  20/2000, ss. 2 (15), 8 (3)
S. 10(1), non-applic. of. 20/1968, s.7
S. 10(2) am. 1/1964, s.19 (a)
S. 10subsec. ins. 12/1990, ss. 1 (2) (3), 5
S. 10 duty for authorisation under prescribed 11/2007, s. 72
S. 10(4A) fee for authorisation under prescribed S.I. No. 312 of 2009, regs. 1(2), 3 and sch.
S. 10(4A) subsec. ins. 26/2006, ss. 1(2), s. 39
S. 10(4B) subsec. ins. 26/2006, ss. 1(2), s. 39
S. 10(4C) subsec. ins. 26/2006, ss. 1(2), s. 39
S. 10(4D) subsec. ins. 26/2006, ss. 1(2), s. 39
S. 10(4E) subsec. ins. 26/2006, ss. 1(2), s. 39
S. 10(4F) subsec. ins. 26/2006, ss. 1(2), s. 39
S. 10(4G) subsec. ins. 26/2006, ss. 1(2), s. 39
S. 10(6)(b) am. 1/1964, s.19 (c)
S. 10(7) subsec. ins. 13/1971, s.6 (2)
S. 10A s. ins. 26/2006, ss. 1(2), s. 40
S. 10A duty for licence under prescribed 11/2007, s. 72
S. 11(2)(d) substit. 26/2006, ss. 1(2), s. 41(a)
S. 11(2A) applied with modification S.I. No. 493 of 2010, regs. 1(3), 4(5)
S. 11(2A) subsec. ins. 13/1971, s.6 (3)
S. 11(3) substit. 26/2006, ss. 1(2), s. 41(b)
S. 11(4) subsec. ins. 26/2006, ss. 1(2) s. 41(b).
S. 12 am. S. I. No. 362 of 1993, art. 3 (2)
S. 12(4) am. 12/1990, s. 8A.
  Note see
  26/2006, s. 64 and sch. 1
S. 12(5) am. 12/1990, s. 8A.
  Note see
  26/2006, s. 64 and sch. 1
S. 13(2) am. 12/1990, s. 8A.
  Note see
  26/2006, s. 64 and sch. 1
S. 14 rep., conseq. provn. 1/1964, s.28 (1) (2)
S. 15 minimum sentence prescribed for certain offences under 29/2007, ss. 1(2), 25 and sch. 2, no. 4
S. 15 monitoring or protection of persons order may be made 29/2007, ss. 1(2), 26 and sch. 2, no. 4
S. 15 powers and periods of detention prescribed 29/2007, ss. 1(2), 50
S. 15 substit. 26/2006, ss. 1(2), 42
S. 15 am. 14/1976, ss. 21 (4), 22 (2)
  22/1984, ss. 1 (1) (3), 14 (1)
  39/1998, s.15 (1)
S. 15, applic. of. 13/1971, s.4
S. 15, ext. to offences committed in N.I. 14/1976, ss. 2, 22 (2), sch.
S. 15 Court approval for exercise of powers where acquittal 27/2010, ss. 1(2), 7, 15- 18 and schedule
S. 15 re-trial procedure for offence under 27/2010, ss. 1(2), 7-14 and Schedule
S. 15, provn. relating to bail. 16/1997, ss. 1, 13 (2), sch., pars. 14, 29, 30
S. 15(4A) subsec. ins. 29/2007, ss. 1(2), 35(a)
S. 15(5) am. 29/2007, ss. 1(2), 35(b)
S. 15A s. ins. 26/2006, ss. 1(2), s. 43
S. 16 am. 20/2000, ss. 2 (15), 8 (3)
S. 16 (4) am. 1/1964, s.20
S. 17 substit. 28/2009, ss. 1(3), 36
S. 17 ext. to Customs-free Airport. S. I. No. 186 of 1962
S. 17 am. 1/1964, s.21 (1)
S. 17(2) rep., conseq. provn. 1/1964, s.28 (1) (3)
S. 17(3) (4) am. 1/1964, s.21 (2)
S. 17(4A) subsec. ins. 26/2006, ss. 1(2), s. 44
S. 17(4B) subsec. ins. 26/2006, ss. 1(2), s. 44
S. 17(4C) subsec. ins. 26/2006, ss. 1(2), s. 44
S. 19 am. 21/2011, s. 5 & sch. 2
S. 19 am. 24/1983, s.8 (1), sch. 4, pt. 1
S. 20 rep. 31/1964, s.6, sch. 1
S. 21 am. 1/1964, s.22
S. 21(2) am. 20/1968, s.9
S. 21(4) am. 12/1990, s. 8A.
  Note see
  26/2006, s. 64 and sch. 1
S. 22 am. 20/2000, ss. 2 (15), 8 (3)
S. 22(2) am. 12/1990, s. 8A.
  Note see
  26/2006, s. 64 and sch. 1
S. 23 am. 20/2000, ss. 2 (15), 8 (3)
S. 24(2) am. 1/1964, s.23
S. 25 substit. 26/2006, ss. 1(2), s. 45
S. 25A s. ins. 26/2006, ss. 1(2), s. 46
S. 25A period specified S.I No. 451 of 2006, art. 2
S. 25B s. ins. 26/2006, ss. 1(2), s. 47
S. 25C s. ins. 26/2006, ss. 1(2), s. 48
S. 25D s. ins. 26/2006, ss. 1(2), s. 49
S. 27 substit. 26/2006, ss. 1(2), s. 50
S. 27A s. ins. 26/2006, ss. 1(2), s. 51
S. 27B inserted 7/2018, ss. 1(3), 167

SIs made under the Act

SectionSIs made under the Act
S. 2(2B) Firearms (Dangerous Weapons) Order 1972 (S.I. No. 251 of 1972)
S. 2B Firearms (Restricted Firearms and Ammunition) (Amendment) Order 2015 (S.I. No. 391 of 2015)
  Firearms (Restricted Firearms and Ammunition) (Amendment) Order 2009 (S.I. No. 337 of 2009)
  Firearms (Restricted Firearms and Ammunition) Order 2008 (S.I. No. 21 of 2008)
S. 4(5) Firearms (Secure Accommodation) Regulations 2009 (S.I. No. 307 of 2009)
S. 4A Firearms (Authorisation of Rifle Or Pistol Clubs) Regulations 2009 (S.I. No. 308 of 2009)
S. 25A Firearms Act 1925 (Surrender of Firearms and Offensive Weapons) Order 2006 (S.I. No. 451 of 2006)
S. 27 Firearms (Fees) Regulations 2009 (S.I. No. 312 of 2009)
  Firearms Act 1925 (Prescribed Firearm Certificates) Regulations 2009 (S.I. No. 311 of 2009)
  Firearms Acts 1925 To 2009 (Firearm Certificate) Regulations 2009 (S.I. No. 295 of 2009)
S. 27(1) Firearms Regulations 1976 (S.I. No. 239 of 1976)
  22/07/1925: Firearms Act 1925